- A Laura Ingraham Fox News segment derailed when her guest brought up the Netflix show “You.”
- At Raymond Arroyo’s mention of the show’s name, Ingraham appeared to think he was referring to her.
- It went viral — but many suspected it was a setup, which Arroyo later seemed to confirm.
An exasperated exchange on Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show that went viral has been called a setup by one of its participants.
A clip from “The Ingraham Angle” was shared widely after a comic misunderstanding appeared to break out over the name of the
Ingraham and her guest Raymond Arroyo were discussing the public appetite for what they described as “woke TV.” As an example, Arroyo brought up an episode of Netflix’s thriller “You” in which measles were part of the story.
The full exchange was tweeted by the radio host Jay Lawrence, where it was shared more than 45,000 times:
—Jay Lawrence (@jaylawrence91) November 16, 2021
“You know I was watching an episode of ‘You’ where measles came up,” Arroyo said.
“Wait wait wait, when did I mention measles?” asked Ingraham, appearing to think that “You” was shorthand for the name of her show.
“I don’t know. It was on ‘You,'” Arroyo continued.
“What was on me? What are you talking about?” Ingraham asked. After some cross talk, Ingraham said: “I never had the measles! We never did a measles and vaccine episode, is this a joke?”
The exchange continues in similar fashion until Arroyo gave up in exasperation.
Penn Badgley, who plays Joe Goldberg in “You,” tweeted in apparent reference to the clip: “It’s gotta be a bit. Dude is committed, he actually made me lol, but watch how he waits for her to cut him off.”
—Penn Badgley (@PennBadgley) November 16, 2021
He added in a separate tweet: “Definitely a bit. His delivery is great tho.”
On social media, the clip prompted comparison to Abbott and Costello’s “Who’s on First?” sketch, with many appearing to believe it was unintentional — until Arroyo chimed in to say it was scripted.
—Raymond Arroyo (@RaymondArroyo) November 16, 2021
The MSNBC host Mehdi Hasan tweeted, “Part of me refuses to believe it’s real and it must be a ‘bit’ but … no … this happened.”
The former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Taran Killam, responding to a tweet of the clip by the comedian Jenny Johnson, was also skeptical. “Not. Real. NOT. Real,” he said.
Insider did not immediately receive a response from Fox News about the clip.